When I joined DEC as a trainee programmer in 1976, MUMPS-11 was one of the OS choices on the PDP-11. One of the guys still Product Managing high end systems at HP UK was a MUMPs support guy in Software Services at the time. Last saw it in the flesh as VAX DSM (Digital Standard MUMPS) back in the late 1980's. A lot of the revolutionary stuff like NoSQL and JSON type databases are just reincarnated from DEC way back when.
Ironic that about the only place left to buy a Confederate Flag is the Black Market
Friday 16th August on the ZTE store on eBay (USA and UK).
Who had the "Live Free or Die - UNIX" license plate at Spit Brook first; you or Armando Stettner? And do you still have it??
I used to have tons of respect for Nokia. Then one of their employees got VLC knocked off the Apple App Store for incredibly selfish reasons (certainly didn't help VLCs market share). Now becoming a patent bully in the footsteps of their OS provider. Not pretty.
The ORG have suggested an amendment to the bills words to explicitly exclude any "small business" from this law, which was really intended to be targeted at mass market newspaper owners only - ie: those with the financial resources to behave above the law against victims who couldn't afford to bite back. Link is http://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/leveson. If folks sign, it sends an email to three key MPs which gives a specific sentence to add as an amendment to the bill as it goes through Parliament. Very nicely done.
It is of course perfectly coincidental that the lawyer firm involved is the same one who previously acted for Microsoft in a case against unlicensed X-Box accessories.
Recommend Podio from Citrix....
In my experience, the only people who complain to the EU are competitors trying to fiddle with Googles business model. I think people who sponsor that sort of activity should attract fines of their own.
Prior art city: hitting an alarm clock. If Americans are so intelligent, why have such an outrageously dumb patent system? It's meandering stories for profit rather than any reward for innovation these days...
Fwiw, I wouldn't characterize this as a 'Serious' issue. I found it apparent only with heavy network loads and retries tended to do their job on the later Linux kernels. Things improve by leaps and bounds as they do with open source software in general.
There is electrical interference between the board and the USB interface that results in the Ethernet connection dropping packets. The solution is to cut the +5V (red) wire or insulate the matching pin on a device connecting via USB to the board. In all other ways, things are fine if you're powering 5V at 850mA to 1A. So, just a small bug to fix on the next iteration of the board design.
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Patent systems were originally put in place to stop inventors hoarding ideas that would help society at large. Open source is the ultimate share - there is inherently no hoarding taking place. So, if you manage to release something under a recognised open source license, should the work be immune from patent claims anyway? Sometimes wonder what the world would be like if patent systems were all killed off completely anyway, but that's a longer story.
There are various flavours of Debian and Fedora that have Python and Scratch already there to use. Not forgetting XBMC and OpenELEC provided as a free standing, auto updated Debian distribution. This little beasty can drive full 1080p video already